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Romanticism and the City
Edited by Larry H. Peer
 
 
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04 Mar 2011
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Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth and early nineteenth century literature conceptualized urban space. Fresh readings of key texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broad theoretical issues in European Romanticism at large.


Description

Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth and early nineteenth century literature conceptualized urban space. Fresh readings of key texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broad theoretical issues in European Romanticism at large.


Contents

Introduction; L.H.Peer
PART I: THEORIES OF THE CITY
Nerve Theory, Sensibility, and Romantic Metrosexuals; M.Faubert
Wordsworth's Double-Take; W.Galperin
The Lost Transatlantic City of John Galt's 'The Apostate'; J.Cass
The Gothic Chapbook and the Urban Reader; D.L.Hoeveler
Science and the City; M.Gaull
PART II: CONTINENTAL CITIES
Phenomenal Beauty: Rousseau in Venice; N.Yousef
E. T. A. Hoffmann's Marketplace Vision of Berlin; A.Schlutz
Renzo in Milan; E.Livorni
Rome Above Rome: Nikolai Gogol's Romantic Vision of the Eternal City; T.Barnett
PART III: LONDON
Wordsworth's Invigorating Hell: London in Book 7 of 'The Prelude' (1805); E.Stelzig
Blake's Golgonoosa: London and/as the Eternal City of Art; M.Lussier
London's Immortal Druggists: Pharmaceutical Science and Business in Romanticism; T.H.Schmid
Wordsworth's 'Illustrated Books and Newspapers' and City Media; P.Manning
Babylon and Jerusalem on the Old Kent Road; T.Fulford


Authors

LARRY H. PEER Professor of Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University, USA. He is the Executive Director of the International Conference on Romanticism, editor of the journal Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, and the author of numerous books and essays in the field of Romanticism studies.